Thursday, February 15, 2007

And what does Nancy Pelosi think she can do if Bush attacks Iran in spite of her telling him he lacks the authority to invade Iran without approval from Congress?

Does she think that her anger is enough, that all she has to do is throw a tantrum and Bush will cave? Or does she think her thin majority in the House can by itself force Bush to reverse course? Does she think that the Senate will go along, and that the Republican Senators will not filibuster? Does she think that Bush will sign whatever bill that comes out of Congress ordering him to pull the troops out? Does she think that she has the votes in Congress to override his veto? Does she think that he'd actually comply if Congress overrode his veto?

Sure, Nancy, it looks good on the news for you to huff and puff like you're doing. It'll probably get you a few hundred thousand in contributions from the crazies on the left.

But it means nothing. Nothing at all.

UPDATE: the Washington Post doesn't quite seem to have the same problem Pelosi has. Sure, they want to puff her up a bit, if for no other reason than yelling 'fight' is a great way to attract attention, but they least hedge somewhat by saying that her move "could curtail troop deployments and alter the course of U.S. involvement in Iraq". Sure, as I said above, it could do what she hopes, if all the stars lined up her way.... which, of course, means that there is really NO chance of her ever seeing this bill through.